Overview

The beauty of this book is that its author, Louise Young, has given us a graphic, saddening description of what happens when the so-called necessities of a giant electric power company conflict with the desires of countrymen and their community. As one would expect in this era of surging 'progress, ' the company wins and the people lose. However, Louise Young was there, and her jarring account of the classical conflict that arises when government and industry give greater importance to 'progress' than to the ...
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Power over People

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Overview

The beauty of this book is that its author, Louise Young, has given us a graphic, saddening description of what happens when the so-called necessities of a giant electric power company conflict with the desires of countrymen and their community. As one would expect in this era of surging 'progress, ' the company wins and the people lose. However, Louise Young was there, and her jarring account of the classical conflict that arises when government and industry give greater importance to 'progress' than to the living values of the people is the story of Power Over People.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198023906
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/3/1992
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Updated Edition
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Louise B. Young is the author of Earth's Aura, The Blue Planet, The Unifinished Universe, and Sowing the Wind, and is the editor of Exploring the Universe, The Mystery of Matter, and Evolution of Man.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Foreword
1 A Quiet Place 3
2 Power Transmission Pollution 13
3 The People Protest 36
4 'The Government Will Protect Us' 41
5 A Bend in the Line 52
6 Trees or Towers 57
7 David and Goliath 70
8 Little Tranquilizing Pills 73
9 Field Tests, Country Style 98
10 Abuse of Discretion 105
11 Ohio Power Company versus Clovis Strasbow 135
12 Earthspace is Precious 143
13 A Question of Power 151
14 What Are the Alternatives? 155
15 Progress Comes to Zilchville, U.S.A. 181
Epilogue: 1992 189
References for Original Text: 1973 219
Bibliography: 1973 229
References for Introduction: 1992 239
References for Epilogue: 1992 241
Bibliography for Introduction and Epilogue: 1992 245
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